Education Programs

AIA Seattle annually offers over 50 continuing education opportunities.

Our major education programs for  2017 include:

2017 Medical Design Forum

February 9 and 10, 2017

This two-day forum explores how tightening budgets impact healthcare providers and their capital projects. Providers face a new reality of performance metrics affecting revenue streams; they seek insight into long term patient flow, equipment costs, and facility use to navigate an uncertain future. In this evolving landscape, design professionals are well-suited to partner with owners and facilities managers to build for an uncertain fiscal future with economical and high quality designs. The forum will include multi-disciplined expert panel discussions, an expo with demonstrations of emerging prefabrication and modeling technologies, and a tour of an award-winning, adaptive reuse project – Seattle Children’s South Clinic in Federal Way. Additional Information

2017 Future Ready Building Forum

May 25 2017

More info coming soon on our upcoming forum: Future-Ready Building: Disruptive Technology & Data-Driven Design

Code Evolutions

March 29, April 5, May 24, October 6, December 1

AIA Seattle’s Code Committee wants to help you learn and understand the upcoming updates to the Washington State Energy Code, International Building Code, and the Seattle Building Code. Join us for these upcoming seminars to learn from Code experts like Duane Jonlin FAIA with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections and Ben Roush with FSi consulting engineers. More information here. 

2017 Materials Matter Professional Series – Season 2

June-October 2017

Building upon the successful AIA+2030 and Getting to Zero series, Materials Matter season 2 will provide participants seeking to transform their approach to materials with comprehensive knowledge of the complex factors involved in sustainable materials selection — including embodied carbon, health, lifecycle analysis, and deployment. This series will include a range of topics, from technical knowledge about specifying sustainable materials, to information about sourcing and market transformation.

Information about 2016 series can be found here. Dates for 2017 coming soon.

2017 Resiliency Forum

December 2017

More info coming soon!

CAP Collaboration Classes

Ongoing throughout the year, 2017 schedule TBD

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Classes.Throughout 2017, our CAPs are offering nearly twenty opportunities for you to earn continuing education credits.

Explore additional learning opportunities on our Calendar.

Continuing Education

Learn more about Continuing Education requirements for licensed architects, as well as maintaining your transcript, and online education options.


Program Questions? Contact Professional Program Manager Cassie Blair

Registration or credit questions? Contact Administrative Coordinator Missy Garvin